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Title: Method and apparatus for optimizing a train trip using signal information

A system is provided for operating a railway network including a first railway vehicle during a trip along track segments. The system includes a first element for determining travel parameters of the first railway vehicle, a second element for determining travel parameters of a second railway vehicle relative to the track segments to be traversed by the first vehicle during the trip, a processor for receiving information from the first and the second elements and for determining a relationship between occupation of a track segment by the second vehicle and later occupation of the same track segment by the first vehicle and an algorithm embodied within the processor having access to the information to create a trip plan that determines a speed trajectory for the first vehicle. The speed trajectory is responsive to the relationship and further in accordance with one or more operational criteria for the first vehicle.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1134072
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) ALO
Patent Number(s):
8,751,073
Application Number:
13/739,133
Contract Number:
FC04-02AL68284
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 11
Research Org:
General Electric Company, Schenectady, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

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